trappist12 (200) - Kansas City, Missouri, USA - JUN 16, 2002
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
The best tasting of the twelve-pack assortment I tasted. Just a flavorfull and rewarding beer.
Schroppfy (2360) - Łódż, Warsaw, Poland; Michigan, Ohio, USA - JUN 7, 2002
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: DEC 13, 2005 Rerate: Well, one hell of a lot of bottles of this latter, and the flavor is just great, some diacetyl mixing perfectly with the malt and hops. Yummy, but not as top of the heap as I thought years ago. Original: An excellent beer. I agree with the other raters that the citrus nose (grapefruit rind?)and slight citrus taste are wonderful. More drinkable, slightly less bold and thick than Bell’s Pale Ale
igneous1 (1486) - Davenport, Iowa, USA - JUN 1, 2002
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
decent citrus flavors and a nice bitterness....i thought i’d enjoy this one more than the rating suggests. just seemed a little thin to me
bubslang (438) - Kentwood, Michigan, USA - MAY 20, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
A nice very hoppy pale ale, with good citrus flavor, hopheads will surely enjoy this one
Jfishback13 (275) - Royal Oak, Michigan, USA - MAY 18, 2002
2.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
I just did not like this beer. Too many sweet things going on at one time. The aftertaste was that of a much cheaper beer. Maybe I got a bad six pack.
heykevin (1273) - Decorah, Iowa, USA - MAY 6, 2002
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
I found this one very curious. Built well on a nice malty background, with just the right amount of malt sweetness for a good hoppy pale, but the hops on this one really confused me. The hops tasted very, well, belgian to me, like maybe styrian goldings? Reference de Ranke XX Bitter. Thats exactly what the hops tasted like, which leaves me very confused, as I was expecting Cascades. Fortunately Psychprof sent me 2 bottles, so I can at least try to get a second opinion.
austinpowers (2826) - New York, New York, USA - MAY 6, 2002
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pretty good pale ale. Didn’t rock my world.
hairy (25) - liverpool, New York, USA - MAY 4, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
a nice pale ale good hop bite,with a very pleasent aroma
hennes (934) - Fountain, Michigan, USA - APR 29, 2002
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Now this is a Pale! Excellent balance even with the full flowered force of the hops.
Hugerat (452) - somerville, Massachusetts, USA - APR 29, 2002
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pretty good pale ale. Lots of citrus flavor and a nicely bitter finish.